The following is a press release sent in from John Lively with CAWOOD.
The Canoe Canal Path under Interstate 5 will be closed Monday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 26.
During the closure, path users will be detoured to the reopened North Bank Path through the Willamette River Bridge construction zone. Signs and flaggers will direct path users to the detour.
The closure will allow contractors to lower the walls of the Canoe Canal and make other path changes to prepare for construction of the new northbound I-5 Willamette River Bridge.
The Canoe Canal Path will reopen on Aug. 27, and the North Bank Path under I-5 will once again be closed.
If you commute or ride between Eugene and Springfield on the River Path and/or Canal Path you’ll need to allow extra time Monday and Tuesday.
Canoe Canal Path User Alert
The Canoe Canal Path under I-5 will be closed on Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14, as the contractor demolishes the remaining old Canoe Canal Bridge. During the closure, path users will be detoured to the North Bank Path through the major Willamette River Bridge construction zone. The route will include traveling on a very rough construction road. For that section, riders must dismount and walk their bikes through the zone. Flaggers will be posted to assist.
Traffic will return to the Canoe Canal Path at night when construction activity is not taking place. The path re-opens September 15, subject to delays as the clean up of the demolition is completed. Flaggers will control path traffic during the clean up.
Stay safe, and remember: Flaggers are our Friends.
More updates: http://willametteriverbridge.blogspot.com